Updating Credential Templates in vSEC:CMS

Date: 2021-09-07
Author: Joerg Dettmann, Founder and CTO

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With the vSEC:CMS Admin application in vSEC:CMS S-Series Version 6.1, introduced last month, users can now change the credential template on an already issued credential. Templates are typically tied directly to security policies within the organization, and they change over time. Having to re-issue credentials when a policy changes is frustrating, time consuming and potentially expensive. Our new Template Update feature eliminates those problems, which is why our customers highly value this function.

The procedure of changing the credential template is simple and includes just five easy steps. This example looks at updating the Credential Template on an already issued Thales eToken.

1. The eToken is issued with Template-1 (a template that has one certificate)
2. We want to change template (without revoking/retiring the eToken) to Template-2 (a template with two certificates)
3. In vSEC:CMS Admin you can find Template Assigning in the Smart Card Repository view
4. Using Update Smart Card - Push, will push the template changes to the user credential, in this case the eToken
5. Once the card has been updated it shows eToken has been issued using Template-2 (with two enrolled certificates)

Our video demonstrates the simplicity and speed of the process, step-by-step.

For a more detailed look at the Credential Template Update feature in vSEC:CMS 6.1, feel free to chat with us and ask any questions. You also may download a personal demo through our web site by clicking here: https://versasec.com/products/demo-registration

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